HMGP, STBB, and CPBS 7620: Genomics



HMGP CPBS & STBB 7620 (Human Medical Genetics and Genomics, Structural Biology and Biochemistry, and Computational Bioscience), Spring 2014, will introduce graduate students (and interested postdocs, PRAs, and faculty) to the field of genomics.

The lecture course is designed and directed by Profs. Pollock, Johnston, and Sikela, with guest lectures by Martin, Shaikh, and Spritz.

First class is Tuesday January 22. Last lecture is Monday, February 10. This is an intensive 3-week course, M-F 8-10 am, similar to a core section Ed 2 South, Room 1308 (professors and students are encouraged to take a break and stretch midway).

For further enrollment information contact or

See FAQ for more info.


First lecture was today, by Mark Johnston. Good job taking break in the middle (hopefully this will be standard practice).

We're planning to get the lecture powerpoints up here for students to download. Please let one of the course directors know if lectures don't get put up in a timely fashion after the lecture.


The previous optional workshop has been set up as a separate course this year, Mol Biol 7620. Please make sure you are signed up for the right course(s).



Genomics Flyer (pdf)

Course Syllabus (pdf)

Genomics FAQ (pdf)

Genomics Schedule (pdf)

Recommended Reading

A Primer of Population Genetics (Hartl).

Introduction to Genomics (Lesk), A Primer of Genome Science (Gibson and Muse), Genomes (Brown), Genomes (TA Brown).

Other Related Reading

Books:Modern Genetic Analysis (Griffiths, Gelbart, Lewontin, Miller), Discovering Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics (Campbell, Heyer), Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics (Pevsner), Introduction to Computational Genomics (Cristiani, Hahn), Inferring Phylogenies (Felsenstein), Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes (Hartl, Jones).

NIH Online Books: Computational Approaches in Comparative Genomics (Koonin & Galperin), Comparative Genomics (Bergman), Modern Genetic Analysis (Griffiths, Gelbart, Lewontin, Miller), The NCBI Handbook (McEntyre & Ostell), Genetics for Surgeons (Morrison, Spence), Diffusion and use of Genomic Innovations in Health and Medicine (Hernandez et al).

Light Reading: Genome, the Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters (Ridley); Bioinformatics for Dummies (Claverie), Welcome to the Genome (DeSalle, Yudell); Genomes and What to Make of Them (Barnes, Dupre), The Genome War (Shreeve).

Note: Not all of these items have not been checked for quality and relevance. Please contact us with opinions on/reviews of these materials if you check them out. Also, please provide other suggestions and we will put them up.

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